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Spanish West Indies. Beef, bbls. 28 Wool

3,197 Bread, bbls. 8 Rice, tierces

53 Butter, lbs. 3,838 Lard, lbs.

8,712 Pork, bbls. 35 Cheese, lbs.

3,841 Hams, lbs. 37,621 Tar, bbls.

25 Brazils. Flour, bbls.

4,430 Corn, bushels Lard, lbs.

14,011 Pork, bbls.

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67 Danish West Indies. Flour, bbls. 924 Meal, bbls.

1,440 Hams, lbs. 4,615 Lard, Ibs.

2,801 Butter, Ibs. 200 Wool, Ibs.

114 Beef, bbls. 417 Pork, bbls.

115 Rye flour, bbls. 180 Rice, tierces

1 Tobacco, hhds.

16

St. Domingo. Flour, bbls. 768 Hams, lbs.

7,101 Lard, lbs. 4,712 Butter,

28.03 Beef, bbls. '205 Pork, bbls.

531 Cheese, Ibs. 1,410 Rice, tierces

26 Belgium. Spirits turpentine, gals. 13,291 Rosin, bbls.

1,450 Rice, tierces 1,051 Cotton, bales

696 Hamburg. Ashes, bbls. 190 Cotton, bales

30 Rice, tierces 405 Hops, bales

20 Lard, lbs.

47,313 Spirits turpentine, gals. 12,057

Holland. Ashes, bbls. 176 Cotton, bales

481 The value of the merchandize imported into Philadelphia for the first quarter of 1848, is $3,987,362, and exports for the same period $1,784,828. These im. ports and exports exceed those of the corresponding period last year, but are limited when compared with New York, and smaller than those of Boston. The cash duties received by the collector of customs of Philadelphia during the first quarter of 1848 exceed those of the corresponding period of last year by $250,000. Comparative Statement of the weighable Foreign Merchandize inported into Philadelphia.

1846.

1847. Tons. Cwt. Tons.

Cwt. Iron, Railroad,

73 14

0 0 Rolled Bar,

2244 17 2726 1 Hammered, Sheet, Rod and Hoop, 499 6

1686 12 Pig,

226 3

440 18 Old and Scrap,

26 11

52 11 Castings,

94 17

5+ 4 Chains, Cables and Anchors,

8 18

152 4 Steel,

287 16

272 17 Anvils,

85 16

68 12 Nails and Spikes,

22 3

23 7

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Hams,

1846.

1847. Tons. Cwt.

Tons. Cwt. Hammers and Sledges,

2 19

1 1 Iron Wire,

2 3

3 3

0 Lead, Old and Pig,

12

1 Hemp,

4

0 Cordage, Tallow,

0 Glassware,

1

0 1

25 Sugar of Lead, Paints, &c., Bristles,

0

0 Glue,

0

0 0 Wool,

110 19

76 17

39 16 Fish, Smoked and Dried,

391 11 0 2

0 13 Cheese, Chocolate,

0 3

0 2 Paper and Books,

7 7

25 18 Cotton,

0 0

0 1 16 1

0 Twine,

15 0 14

0 9 Pork,

00 0

0 0 Sugar,

8752 5 24445 10 Coffee,

7570 9 4420 1 Tea, Green,

0

0 5 Black,

0

3 Cassia,

0 75 0

0 Cocoa,

6

31 Pimento,

16

81 8 Indigo,

58 10

57 7

832 Raisins, Prunes and Figs,

1
343

12 Nutmegs, Mace and Cloves,

0 1

6 14 Ginger,

4 0

7 14 Almonds,

19 4

87 13 Pepper,

2 18 Rags,

218 4

579 Bleaching Powders,

49 5

97 19 Sulphate of Barytes,

271
6

5 3 45 10

0 Salipetre, refined, Cigars,

27 1

0 Walnuts and Filberts,

37 8

46 Drugs,

10 12

102 12 Soda Ash,

1571 3

2532 17

84 Tobacco,

17

287 8

171 Currants,

19

0 1 1 7

2 11 Wax, ·

The progress of commerce in the Cities of New York and Boston, is shown in the annexed tables:

Foreign Commerce of New York. Calendar Foreign Tons.

Foreign Imports.

Exports. Year. Arrivals. 1821

912
171,963

$26,020,012 $12,124,644 1172 226,790

33,912,453

15,405,696 1823 1217 226,789

30,601,455

21,089,692 1824 1364 252,799

37,785,147

22,309,369 1825 1436 280,179

50,024,973

34,032,279

1822

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Calendar Year. 1826 1827 1828 1829 1830 1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847

Foreign
Arrivals.

1389
1414
1277
1310
1489
1634
1808
1926
1932
2044
2285
2071
1790
2159
1953
2118
1962
1832
2208
2044
2293
3147

274,997

34,728,664 292,872

41,441,832 275,677

39,117,016 281,512

34,972,493 314,715

38,656,064 337,009

57,291,727 401,718

50,995,924 430,918

56,527,976 444,904

72,224,390 464,464

89,304,108 556,730

118,886,194 539,372

68,374,558 468,890

77,214,729 565,335

97,078,687 527,594

56,845,924 549,025

75,268,015 555,315

52,415,555 491,494

50,036,667 593,373

75,749,220 621,350

69,332,299 703,165

70,269,791 965,050

95,036,257 Foreign Commerce of Boston.

8,348,613

13,411,809 168,930

15,760,512 177,344

17,853,446 188,308

15,514,700 200,628

18,643,800 223,531

25,898,955 233,043

15,027,837 208,891

13,463,465 227,422

18,409,186 257,143

14,123,308 286,812

18,908,242 270,711

16,027,450 247,215

20,662,567 311,529

22,141,788 316,026

21,591,877 302,901

21,284,800 372,572

46,110,761

19,437,225 24,614,037 22,135,480 17,609,604 17,666,629 26,142,719 22,792,593 24,723,901 22,196,065 29,035,753 27,455,220 23,534,618 22,182,243 36,662,220 30.186,479 30,731,516 23,090,190 23,440,322 34,628,442 32,891,669 36,393,863 52,879,274

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5,180,178 5,896,092 10,107,768 8,062,219 7,309,761 7,952,346 8,475,313 7,836,270 7,036,878 8,003,536 8,404,314 9,392,252 7,226,084 8,535,364 8,194,726 9.270,830 8,245,821 10,513,132

Looking at the tonnage arrived at the two ports, it will be seen that in both cases it has rapidly increased, and in about a uniform ratio. In 1832, the tonnage of Boston was about two-fifths that of New York, and it is about the same at present. The absolute increase is of course much in favor of New York. The excess of New York tonnage over Boston, in 1832, was only 232,788 tons, whereas in 1847, it was 589,478. Gain of New York over Boston, in 15 years, 356,690 tons, being very nearly equal to the whole present tonnage of Boston. We speak of tonnage arrived from foreign countries. In respect to the value of imports, the fluctuations have been greater. During the last year (1847) the imports of Boston have taken a wonderful stride, being more than double ihose of any previous year, except 1836. Of the whole amount ($46,110,761) $17,736,114 was imported in the British steamers, including $12,017,131 in specie. These British steamers commenced running the close of 1810. In that year the value of imports by them was only $72,600; in 1841, $769,700; in 1812, $730,800 ; in 1813, 89,300,000, including $6,650,000 in specie; in 1844, $1.443,700; in 1815, $4,026,300; in 1846, $1,455,000; in 1847, seventeen millions and upwards, as stated above. Comparing these amounts with the total imports of the years mentioned, and then comparing the total imports of these years with those of the previous years, it will be seen that nearly the whole of ihe imporis by the steamers is additional to what had before been imported. Much of it was and is on New York account; particularly in the matter of fine goods and specie. The imports into New York, last year, were twenty-five millions greater than during the previous year, but were exceeded by those of 1839, and still more by those of 1836; but not by those of any other year. They were nearly double those of 1832, and nearly quadruple those of 1822.

Tonnage of the United States.
In 1846

2,562,085
66 1847

2,830,046 56 1848

3,145,993 Tonnage engaged in whale-fishing

186,980 Steam tonnage engaged in whale-fishing

6,286 Tonnage in ihe cod-fishery

72,516 Tonnage in the mackerel-fishery

36,463 Steamboat tonnage

341,606 Vessels built during the year

1,317 Amount of tonnage of do.

152,111

Vessels Entered and Cleared in the United States.
No.

Tons.
American vessels 16,562

4,372,142 Foreign vessels

11,477

1,927,917

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Crewg. 213,806 108,888

In 1846, Great Brilain had a commercial marine of 32,499 ships and vessels, with a tonnage (British) of 3,817,112, and the crews numbered 229,276.

France, in 1844, had 13,679 merchant vessels of all sorts, whose tonnage was 604,637. In the year 1846, the tonnage of Boston was

240,172 tons New Bedford

117,157 New York

572,522 Philadelphia

127,902 Baltimore

40,901 Charleston

10,081 Savannah

8,853 Mobile

16,041 New Orleans

124,993 " The per centage increase of tonnage yearly, in the ports of the United States, is 10,ooths.

Commerce of Great Britain with the United States. The following statement presents the value of the articles exported from Great Britain and Ireland to the United States, for the year ending 5th January, 1847. Apparel, haberdashery, &c.

£175, 143 Brass and copper manufactures

209,203 Cotton manufactures, including cotton yarn

1,133,657 Earthenware

323,155 Hardware and cutlery

739,793 Iron and steel, wrought and unwrought

737,191 Linen and linen yarn

852,778 Silk manufactures

225,364 Tin and pewter ware and tin plates

379,500 Woolen manufactures, including yarn

1,345,057 Other articles

709,611

91,901

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£6,830,460 The imports into the United Kingdom from the United States, for the same period, in quantities, are stated as follows: Bark

23,473 cwts.
Salted beef

161,668
Cheese
Skins

1,011,306 (number) Corn, wheat

171,115 qrs. Corn, wheat flour

2,229,580 cwts. Hides

26,798 Iron

1,071 tons Lard

85,666 cwts. Spermaceti oil

2,207 tuns Tallow

60,546 cwts. Tar

1,556 lasts Tobacco, not manufactured

48,612,355 Ibs. Tobacco manufactured, or cigars

1,409,059 Salted pork

45,453 cwts. Rice not in husk

40,340 Do in husk

29,789 qrs. Turpentine

355,766 cwis. Wax

1,326 Clover seed

26,469 Linseed and flaxseed

7,536 qrs. Wood and timber not sawn

20,452 loads Do do sawn

15,275 Wool, cotton

-401,953,804 lbs. Wool, of sheep and lambs

901,024 The Times of the 29th January, 1848, states the imports as follows: Quarter ending

Corn, Grain, and Meal, Total estimated cost

of all kinds imported. to the importer. October 10th, 1846,

1,390,953 qrs. £2,579,318 January 5th, 1847,

1,361,195

2,560,158 1,697,928

4,070,276 October 10th, 1847, :

4,921,130

14,240, 720 " It is estimated officially, that during the year and four months, between June 28, 1846, and November 5, 1847, Great Britain had to import breadstuffs to the enormous amount of thirty-three millions and a half of pounds sterling-say one hundred and sixty-five millions of dollars!"

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